Melvin S. Gale, M.D.
Dr. Gale is a licensed psychiatrist with board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A graduate of State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Gale completed his residency at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. He works with patients in his private practice, as well as patients in nursing homes.
Elizabeth Barnes, PA-C
Ms. Barnes is a certified physician assistant with extensive experience in managing a broad array of patient needs. She has been director of clinical operations for a private practice, has served patients in a prison population, and teaches physician assistant students at the master's level at University of the Cumberlands in Florence, Ky. She earned her master's in physician assistant studies at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., and her Bachelor of Arts in General Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.
Sondra Butler, MSN, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Ms. Butler is a dual board certified psychiatric mental health and family nurse practitioner who has spent most of her career in mental health. She earned her degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Northern Kentucky University, and her Master of Science in nursing as a family nurse practitioner, as well as her Bachelor of Science in nursing, at Xavier University in Cincinnati. She also earned an Associate of Science in nursing at Cincinnati State College and earned her licensed practical nurse degree at Queen City Vocational School of Nursing in Cincinnati. She is skilled in therapeutic communications, high-stress situations and mental health services for underprivileged populations.
Louise Camblin, MSSW, LISW–S
Ms. Camblin is a licensed independent social worker with a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings providing diagnostic and treatment services. She counsels adults experiencing emotional and personal problems. Areas of interest include the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, relationship conflicts, and life adjustment issues. Ms. Camblin has experience working with individuals and families when substance abuse is the primary concern. She is an EMDR therapist. Ms. Camblin uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to develop individualized treatment plans to help clients find solutions to life adjustment issues and more persistent mental health problems.
Regina L. Engel MSN, APRN-BC
Ms. Engel is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities. She has extensive training and experience in caring for patients with mental illness. Ms. Engel joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2012. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Certified Nurse Specialist in adult psychiatry and nursing home care.
Brandi Martinez, MSN, NP-C
Mrs. Martinez is a family nurse practitioner certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has received her master’s of science in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and bachelor of science in nursing from Northern Kentucky University. She is working on a post graduate certification in psychiatric mental health from the University of Cincinnati. She has worked in healthcare for over 10 years. Mrs. Martinez has worked in a variety of setting that include: home-based healthcare, pediatric nursing, urgent care, and community mental health. Mrs. Martinez has joined Dr. Gale’s practice in 2018.
Ashton McNutt, PA-C, MPAS
Ms. McNutt is a physician assistant with a master of science degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA. She earned her bachelor of science degree in psychology at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Before joining Melvin S. Gale MD and Associates in 2018, she worked for a family medicine practice and an orthopedic practice in Midlothian, VA. While earning her degree at Iowa State University, Ms. McNutt was a clinical research assistant and a neuropsychology technician in the Department of Neurology, and a research assistant in the Department of Cognitive Psychology.
Cheryl Schriber, MSW, LISW
Ms. Schriber is a licensed independent social worker with a master’s degree in social work from Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She has extensive training in family and marital counseling, and individual psychotherapy. Ms. Schriber joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2000, after working in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati.
Jessica Swarr, PA-C, MPAS
Jessica Swarr is a physician assistant with a master of science degree in physician assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has earned two bachelors degrees – one in health sciences from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, and the other in neuroscience from Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Before joining Dr. Gale’s practice in 2019, Mrs. Swarr worked as a physician assistant specializing in pediatrics, cardiology, intensive care and emergency care. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Physician Assistants and, since moving to Cincinnati, has joined the Ohio Society of Physician Assistants. She has been an active volunteer in several health-related organizations.
Edward Wantuck, MSW, LISW
Mr. Wantuck is a licensed independent social worker with a master's degree from Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati. He has practiced at the post master’s level since 1986 in the fields of forensics and community mental health, and has provided a decade of clinical supervision to master’s-level psychotherapy students and clinical colleagues seeking independent license. He provides therapy to adults and elderly with a wide range of diagnostic issues, from anxiety and depression to adjustment disorders, personality disorders, thought disorders and a variety of interpersonal problems. Mr. Wantuck joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2002.